Building knowledge beyond our experience: integrating sustainable development goals into IJPR’s research future

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Joseph Sarkis and Sherwat Ibrahim

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The United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) are now entering their decade of action. We are supporting this decade by further encouraging the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) and its scholarly community to lead on contributing to global SDGs through research, knowledge development, and dissemination. There are islands of excellence that are evident from the past 60 years of IJPR research – especially in ecologically sustainable production-related SDG. There are also serious SDG gaps – for example, general environmental, gender, and inclusiveness research – that can provide additional insights that can greatly advance the IJPR disciplines. This thematic analysis ends with a number of recommendations that seek to expand our experiences and knowledge.

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